28 Aug Putting Gloves On Easily
Disposable gloves can be a bear to put on. Ditto for some of the non-disposable chemical-resistant gloves.
I don’t have too many problems — most are “one size” and my hands aren’t too big. For Dave, however, putting on gloves is another story. It has taken him as long as 15 minutes to put on a pair when it’s hot and humid out and his hands are sweaty.
Quick tip: almost any type of powder will make them much, much easier to put on. With powder, it takes Dave about 20 seconds. Depending on what’s available, you can use:
- Baby powder
- Gold Bond powder
- Dusting powder
- Any after-shower powder
- Corn starch
Dave’s preference is baby powder, but sometimes he runs out and it doesn’t get on the shopping list. Hence the list of other things he’s used.
Dave finds that it works better to shake a bit of powder into the gloves than to try to powder his hands.